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the sheer weight/size etc

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishthe sheer weight/size etcthe sheer weight/size etcEMPHASIZEused to emphasize that something is very heavy, large etcthe sheer weight/size etc of The sheer size of the country makes communications difficult. sheer
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the sheer weight/size etcAri was exhausted by the sheer weight of first impressions of the city.He forced though - even if going back: the sheer weight of his blows - Anton down on his hands and knees.First, there was the sheer size of his positions.Then there's the sheer size of the damn thing.One of the difficulties is the sheer size of the family.He was slightly taken aback by the sheer size of the girl.I grow bored with the sheer size of the glass and have to force myself to continue, he wrote.The intensity of the introductions made me tremble, overtaken by the sheer weight of their status.
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